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Do neonicotinoids inhibit the development of anti-predatory behaviors in wood frogs?

In a recent study published in the journal Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, scientists investigated the effects of popular agricultural insecticides -- neonicotinoids -- on wood frogs. Neonicotinoids are highly water soluble and can be easily carried via storm water to end up in streams and lakes. While the effect of these insecticides on growth and reproduction of wood frogs has been shown to be minor "environmentally relevant" concentrations -- concentrations typically found in the natural environment -- other types of effects have not been extensively studied.  Read more...



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